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Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication: Find Books

Research guide for the study of writing, rhetoric, and communications.

Searching the Catalog

A library’s catalog will give you a listing of all the books, journals, and other resources owned by the library.  It will tell you what is available both online and on the shelves.  Be sure to note the location, call number and whether or not the item is checked out.  

Library of Congress Classification: Language and Literature

Find books on the library shelves by browsing the Library of Congress call numbers:

P = Language and Literature

P87-96:       Communication. Mass media 
P94.7:         Interpersonal communication
P95-95.6:    Oral communication. Speech
P99.5-99.6   Nonverbal communication
P301-301.5  Style. Composition. Rhetoric

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Find books NOT on our shelves

Search the catalogs of libraries all over the world.

Google Books
Find many books online, full text and/or select chapters. Especially good for texts published before 1914.

Catalog Search Tip

Find a book related to your topic. Click on the title, then browse the Subjects links included in the record to “find more like this one”.   Once you click on a Subjects link, you will be taken to a list of all the items in the catalog that share that subject heading. 

Subject Guide

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